Recruiting: Evaluation of 2022 QB Thomas Castellanos, new offers

FSU remains very active in offering class of 2022 quarterbacks even with the commitment of Nicco Marchiol from Hamilton High School in Chandler, Ariz. The Seminoles also are among the final four schools for pro-style quarterback AJ Curry from Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy, who is weighing an FSU offer as well as others.

On Wednesday, coach Mike Norvell and his staff offered at least three out of state prospects including a dual-threat quarterback from south Georgia.

2022 Offers and Evaluations

QB Thomas Castellanos (5-11, 190) – Waycross (Ga.) Ware County

Castellanos announced he had received an offer from FSU on Wednesday. The rising senior is also reported to have offers from Akron, Coastal Carolina, Eastern Michigan, Kansas and Troy. He is considered a dual-threat quarterback. As a junior this past season Castellanos completed 59.5 percent of his passes while throwing for 2,881 yards, 23 touchdowns and six interceptions. He also ran for 939 yards and 24 touchdowns on 170 carries. As a sophomore in 2019 Castellanos threw for 959 yards and ran for 970 yards and 18 touchdowns.

Evaluation of Castellanos

Charles Fishbein: I know some schools are recruiting him as an athlete but this kid can throw the football. He has a good arm. You will see him throw in the pocket. He can roll out and throw on the run. He seems to be under control, no matter the situation. The game seems to come easy to him. He keeps his eyes down field and finds the open receiver. I like how he gives his receivers a chance to catch the ball and make a play afterwards. You watch his film and the kid is elusive in the pocket. He can run but that only seems like a last resort. No doubt that you can design plays for his running ability. The game seems to come to him effortlessly.

Patrick Burnham: Castellanos is an outstanding prospect as either a quarterback or at a number of other positions. He is very comfortable and accurate throwing from the pocket. He has a strong arm but throws very catchable passes and allows his receivers to pick up yards after the catch. Very comfortable moving up in the pocket, he doesn’t get happy feet. Good mechanics and will only continue to get better technically. Can buy time in the pocket because of his speed, change of direction and ability to move laterally. He is also accurate when throwing the ball when forced to scramble and does a good job of keeping his eyes downfield and wants to throw the ball as the first option. But boy when he runs with the ball he is dynamic. Has great speed, quick feet and demonstrates great balance and vision. He looks like the best football player and athlete on the field on his highlight tape that features multiple opponents. Castellanos looks like a take and either a quarterback or athlete. And if he lives up to his potential and athleticism is a guy that will find his way on the field and help his team win football games.

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2023 Offers

WR Khalil Peart (6-3, 185) – Chatsworth (Calfi.) Sierra Canyon HS

Peart announced his offer from FSU via Twitter on Wednesday and he stated it was his first offer.

2024 Offers

WR Zacharyus Williams (6-2, 190)-Playa Del Rey (Calif.) St. Bernard

Williams announced his offer from FSU via Twitter on Wednesday and he stated it was his first offer.